Field measurements of pressure surges in water supply pipeline systems for leakage detection
Project Description

Water mains burst and leakage has been one of the major challenges to water supply system networks worldwide including Hong Kong. The water main bursts result in significant loss of water and energy consumption; it is difficult to diagnose the location and extent of potential water leaks. As part of the Smart Urban Water Supply System project, the objective is to carry out field measurements to study the characteristics of pressure surges and hydraulic transients in Hong Kong’s water supply systems.

Supervisor
LEE Joseph Hun-wei
Co-Supervisor
CHAN Shu Ning
Quota
2
Course type
UROP1100
UROP2100
UROP3100
UROP4100
Applicant's Roles

Students will participate in field experiments, and assist in data analysis and numerical modeling.

Applicant's Learning Objectives

Students will understand the basics of leakage detection using hydraulic transients.

Complexity of the project
Challenging